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Black Spectacles Honored in 2022 Best Places To Work Awards by Built In

black spectacles named best chicago company to work for and best small chicago company to work for in best places to work awards 2022 by built in

Chicago, Illinois - January 17, 2022 - Built In announced that Black Spectacles was honored in its 2022 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, Black Spectacles earned a place on Best Places to Work in Chicago and a top ten spot on Best Small Companies to Work For in Chicago. The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies in the eight largest tech markets across the U.S.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of Chicago’s Best Places To Work as we continue to expand our remote team,” Black Spectacles Founder & CEO, Marc Teer, says. “We work hard to put our people first by maintaining a supportive and inclusive culture. We're dedicated to being a great place to work by living our core values every day: encourage & take calculated risks, world-class in everything we do, make it safe to share ideas, and taking care of our people.”

Built In determines winners for Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits and companywide programming. To reflect the benefits candidates are searching for more frequently on Built In, the program also weighs criteria like remote and flexible work opportunities, programs for DEI and other people-first cultural offerings. 

“It is my honor to extend congratulations to the 2022 Best Places to Work winners,” said Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “This year saw a record number of entrants—and the past two years fundamentally changed what tech professionals want from work. These honorees have risen to the challenge, evolving to deliver employee experiences that provide the meaning and purpose today’s tech professionals seek.”

About Built In

Built In is creating the largest platform for technology professionals globally. Monthly, more than three million of the industry's most in-demand professionals visit the site from across the world. They rely on our platform to stay ahead of tech trends and news, develop their careers and find opportunities at companies whose values they share. Built In also serves 1,800 innovative companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to the Fortune 100. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them hire otherwise hard-to-reach tech professionals, locally, nationally or remotely.

About Built In's Best Places to Work

Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work Awards, now in its fourth year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits and 50 Best Paying Companies, 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work.

About Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles provides the resources to help educate and inspire architects to thrive in their careers. From world-class learning materials geared towards empowering candidates to conquer their licensing exams, to software tutorials for professionals to stay on top of current programs, we provide the tools for architects to build their future.

Marc Teer, FAIA, an award-winning architect, founded the company in 2010 to democratize the learning process and remove barriers to career expansion while helping architects thrive and foster career growth. As the first and only NCARB-approved online test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE® 5.0 exam, the subscription-based software has established Black Spectacles as a preeminent figure in sophisticated online learning. Through comprehensive and contemporary educational technology, media and a burgeoning platform, Black Spectacles paves the way for expansive creative potential in architecture and design.

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